Sunday, 20 April 2014

Indirect Fire

A lot of people doubt the effectiveness of indirect fire against tanks, but you can blow up a tank with indirect fire. Even with something like a mortar!

"This act is composed to certify that in battles in [illegible] the Lithuanian SSR, Kluss region, on the night of August 13th, 1944, mortar fire by Guards Senior Sergeant Zinevich's crew aimed at an enemy counterattack set a German tank on fire."

1 comment:

  1. Not really surprising, seeing a hand granade can very much do the same. The difference is mainly in chance of a solid hit, though I guess over an engagement a decent mortar team can put more rounds close to target then a scared infantryman with a couple of handgranades...

    If that on the linked picture is indeed a M1938 or M1943 120mm Mortar (size very much looks that way) then the mortars chances should be much better even with the 35lb round vs a 1pund hand granade...